Join Us July 21st, in Supporting Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance

Join Us in Supporting the 15th Anniversary of Reid’s Ride! 

Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer AllianceAltering the course of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. 

The ‘Mission’ and ‘Vision’ of the AYA Cancer Alliance –

Mission – “To help others achieve two goals that Reid could not attain before his premature death, those being: a) to attend the college of his choice; and b) to survive cancer. To this end, the mission of the Alliance is to provide a fundraising and educational organization from which to promote scholarship, medical research, and other benevolent purposes that, directly or indirectly, correlate with the values, ambitions, and life of Reid Sacco.”

Vision – “To one day be regarded as an organization that has effectively provided pivotal funding and/or the impetus for having found a cure or effective long-term treatment for the sarcomas and other cancers that primarily affect adolescents and young adults. Our dream is to awake one day to the realization that these cancers have become routinely curable. ”

You can participate in and support Reid’s Ride by cycling, volunteering, donating, and cheering on cyclists along the route.

Come to the finish line at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 21st and meet Sacco Family, the ‘force’ behind Reid’s Ride.   

Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb, Frank Sacco, and Reid’s many cousins, friends, volunteers and cyclists. A wonderful group of organizers and participants for this 28-Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.

So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.

STOP By Stage Fort Park overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 8:3O a.m. – 12 noon.

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, Sonos products, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the Dream Team ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!

The ‘Dream Team’What began as one Reiki Provider in 2O11 at the request of Tina Ketchopulos, has grown to include more Volunteers, Wellness Providers and Cyclists! https://www.firstgiving.com/event/Reidsride/2019

The ‘Dream Team’ has included (Past and Present) – Cyclists: Jo-Ann Gibely, John Leonard, Melinda Vaturro, Patrick Canonica, Mike Chamness and Sandy Skinner; Integrative Therapy/Wellness Providers: Acupuncturist Eugenia Lai, LicAc.  MA.;Massage Therapists: Grace Conway LCMT from Saltwater Massage Studio, Karen Lohnes RMT, LCMT, from HarmonySquared, Marlee Nelson LCMT, Christine Misiano LCMT from Sport Massage Pro and Bodyworks,); Reiki Providers: Ethel Haddix, Justine Hardy, Diana Whitten, Nikki Fleenor, Suzanne Sweeney, Energize Body and Mind), Nancy Earabino LPN, Reiki Teacher/Shihan, Jean Wash RN, RM, and Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Dreamtime Wellness; Donors: Carol Ramirez, Mike Chamness, Dr. Christopher Chamness, Pole’s Hill and Anonymous, Jody Huffcut, and Angel Cacciola.  ‘Basket of Wellness’ Gifts and Gift Certificate Donors: Suzanne Panarese LicAc, Kathy Madden LCMT, Suzanne Sweeney Optimal Wellness Cookbook, Karen Pischke (Reiki, Hypnosis); Jess Winn (Natural hair products from Salon Bogart); and Volunteers: Bob Haddix, Arlene Hill, Kathy Hitchcock and Jessica Winn. For which we are most grateful!

Thank you to all the participants of this and past year’s ‘Dream Team, in memory of Reid and our friend and colleague, Tina Ketchopulos’

To Support Reid’s Ride: sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to Donations” .

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  ~ Margaret Mead

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“Anything is Possible” …. Join Us in Supporting Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance.

Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer AllianceAltering the course of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. 

AYA Cancer Alliance Mission –bring better care and treatments to each and every adolescent and young adult battling cancer so that each is given the chance to survive and thrive. Changing the way adolescents and young adults with cancer are treated, one patient at a time if need be. 

You can participate in and support Reid’s Ride by cycling, volunteering, donate, cheering on cyclists along the route, or Come to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 15th and meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s Ride –    

Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb, Frank Sacco, and Reid’s many cousins, friends and volunteers. A wonderful group of organizers and participants for this 28-Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.

So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.

Stage Fort Park overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 8:3O a.m. – 12 noon.

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, Sonos products, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the Dream Team ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!

The ‘Dream Team’What began as one Reiki Provider in 2O11 at the request of Tina Ketchopulos, has grown to include more Volunteers, Wellness Providers and Cyclists!

This Year’s ‘Dream Team’ includesCyclists (Jo-Ann Gibely, John Leonard, Melinda Vaturro, Patrick Canonica, and Sandy Skinner), Integrative Therapy/Wellness Providers Massage Therapists (Grace Conway from Saltwater Massage Studio, Karen Lohnes from HarmonySquared, Christine Misiano from Sport Massage Pro and Bodyworks,) Reiki Providers ( Ethel Haddix, Nikki Fleenor, Karen Pischke, Suzanne Sweeney), Donors (Pole’s Hill and Anonymous) and Volunteers (Bob Haddix, Arlene Hill and Kathy Hitchcock). Thank you to all the participants of this year’s ‘Dream Team!’

To Support Reid’s Ride – sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to Donations” .

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Support Reid’s Ride; Altering the Course of AYA Cancer

Riding for Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance

To participate in and donate to Reid’s Ride

Stage Fort Park will be hopping with activity as the finish line for Reid’s Ride, Sunday July 16th, 

Come to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 16th and meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s Ride –    

Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb and Frank Sacco and their wonderful group of organizers and participants for 28 Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.

So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.

Stage Fort Park, overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the DreamTeam ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!
  • Enjoy some cooling Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee while you’re there!

To Support Reid’s Ride – sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to Donations” .

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.  ~ Margaret Mead

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Relax – Celebrate – Donate: TWO July 5th Fundraisers for ‘Reid’s Ride’

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RELAX.  CELEBRATE.  DONATE 

40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. (At Harbor Point. Near the Manchester MBTA Stop  and Dunkin Donuts.)

  • Dine at La Casa de Luis for Reid’s Ride. 4 – 9 pm. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit Reid’s Ride. So much to choose from the menuTry the healthy, fresh guacamole, delicious sizzling fajitas, and a margarita! If you prefer something lighter, try one of their amazingly fresh and tantalizing soups. The Caldo tlalpeño is one of my personal favorites, with a class of sparkling wine or a cup of tea. For Reservations Phone – 978-704-9599

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  • Community Reiki Share for Reid’s Ride. Manchester Community Center. Enjoy a relaxing session of Reiki (ray-kee) while supporting this great cause. 5:15 – 8:15 pm. $20.00 Suggested Donation ($10.00 for Seniors.) 100% of the Donations go to Reid’s Ride. Register in Advance for a Reiki Session – Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: info@DreamtimeWellness.com. Come early and enjoy a meditation and other aspects of Japanese Reiki. Or, stop by to for tea and healthy snacks and enjoy the ‘peace and calm.’ Drop-in to Donate. 

Reiki Sessions Promote a Relaxed State of Mind and Body

Reid’s Ride – A beautiful bike ride winding along the North Shore coastline to Cape Ann’s Stage Fort Park in Gloucester.

Stop by Stage Fort Park July 17th. Enter raffles; lots of great prizes: Red Sox tickets, dinners, spa packages and More. Stop by the Dream Team Wellness Tent and enjoy a session of massage, reflexology or reiki with views of Gloucester’s beautiful harbor. FREE to cyclists and volunteers; ‘by donation’ to others with 100% of the Wellness Tent donations going to Reid’s Ride. Join Us at Stage Fort Park July 17th!

Stage Fort Park Bandshell. © Cape Ann Images/Reprinted with Permission from Jay Alpert. Capeannimages.blogspot.com.

Join the Sacco Family and Get Caught Up in Reid’s Dream –

‘Be the Force Behind the Winds of Progress to Shift the Course of Cancer.’

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Get Exercise and Bicycle for a Great Cause – ‘Reid’s Ride!’ Sunday. July 19th!

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Reid Sacco – “Life is Life Sailing”

‘Reid’s Ride’ Fundraiser and the Reid R. Sacco Foundation. Reid died from cancer at the young age of 20. Reid inspired many during his treatment with his courage and motivation to help others. Reid’s dream was to start a movement that would help find better treatment and find a cure for cancer. While I never met Reid, his courage, strength and inspiration live on through his family, friends and Reid’s foundation. http://www.cancerinyoungadults.org/about-the-alliance/

In its 11th year, Reid’s Ride take’s place Sunday. July 19th. A 28 miles Bicycle ride through beautiful sea-side communities from Lynnfield to Gloucester, MA. To Register to Ride or Learn How You Can Donate – http://www.firstgiving.com/Reidsride

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Reid’s Ride

The energy behind Reid’s Ride. Reid’s Family organize and are the energy behind Reid’s Ride. ‘Motivated by love’ and ‘guided by spirit!’ Raising money to support the Reid R. Sacco Foundation so that Reid’s legacy endures, they have raised enough money to support research and treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer at medical centers in 3 states – CT, MA and ME.

The Reid R. Sacco Foundation Objectives –

  • To raise funds to support clinical research directed at finding better treatments and cures for cancers predominantly striking young adults
  • To grant scholarships to high school seniors demonstrating academic excellence, the pursuit of good health and physical fitness, excellent peer leadership, and outstanding character.

For more information on Resources for AYA – http://www.cancerinyoungadults.org/resources/

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